BTN.com staff, December 5, 2012
No. 19 Michigan State held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes and went on to win 76-44 on Wednesday night. Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for the Spartans (7-2).
Michigan State started the game with a 14-0 run, led 38-12 at halftime and kept a comfortable lead in the second half. The Golden Lions (1-7) missed their first 13 shots and didn't score until 9:48 into the game.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff's DaVon Haynes, who is from Detroit, scored a season-high 20 points – all after halftime.
Branden Dawson Block:
Garry Harris alley-oop:
Adreian Payne grabs board, slams it home:
FINAL: No. 17 Michigan State held Arkansas-Pine Bluff to 15-of-54 shooting, as defense led the Spartans to a 76-44 victory on Wednesday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing. Michigan State (7-2) held Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-7) to 28 percent shooting from the field. Garry Harris scored 13 points and Branden Dawson contributed 10 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and made 5-of-6 shots from the floor. The Spartans shot 50 percent from the field (28-of-56).
HALFTIME: No. 17 Michigan State took full advantage of the stellar combination of Adreian Payne and Gary Harris, ending the first half against Arkansas-Pine Bluff up 38-12. Payne scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Harris scored 12 points and shot 5-of-8 from the field. The Golden Lions were ineffective from the floor, shooting 15 percent. The Spartans led from the start and led by as many as 29 points.
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